So when I do Chinese cooking, I mix everything together, then the kids have to eat their vegetables. They won't have the patience to pick them out.
I think a lot of times it's not money that's the primary motivation factor it's the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you.
A lot of people don't enjoy their job, they may even hate it, but I am lucky enough to be able to make a living through my passion.
Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general.
Why is America such a great country. It is because we stand united.
I can represent my culture while helping not only the Chinese-American community, but also the community at large.
I remember when I was in college, I used to watch Julia Child's cooking show during dinner and joke with my roommates about becoming a TV chef.
At thirteen, when I arrived in Hong Kong after leaving China, I made a living by working in a restaurant.
Just like if you were brought up on a farm, you would most likely carry on your father's business as a farmer I was brought up in the kitchen and ended up becoming a chef.
I've never considered myself a celebrity or even part of the entertainment business. I'm a cooking teacher.
The hoopla, the applause, the praises have never excited me.
Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.